I Vote, You Vote, We all Vote

Midterm elections are underway! We, as citizens of the United States of America, get the privilege and opportunity to decide who leads our nation. Early voting started this week and continues through November 2nd. Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th. I encourage you to do three things during these days:

Pray that God will send a spiritual awakening to America, that many will receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and that Christians will dedicate themselves to God for spiritual living and active service within the family, the church, and the nation. Pray that the Spirit of God will enable you, by His power, to live a Godly life and introduce others to Christ. Pray that men and women of God will be elected to public office at all levels of leadership—local, state, and national.

Make a sincere effort to obtain reliable information about all issues and candidates. Non-partisan voter education guides can help inform you of a candidates’ views in congressional, state, and judicial races. If your congressmen and senators are running for re-election, find out how they voted on issues of critical importance. Here are a few websites you might find helpful in getting informed:

uselections.com          votelubbock.org          my.lwv.org

Please vote! In Exodus 18:21, Moses was instructed to, “look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people…” We must do the same thing. Voting is a powerful way to make our voices heard. Decisions are not made by the majority but by the majority of those who vote. Voting is not only one of our greatest rights as citizens of the United States of America; it is also our responsibility as Christians and believers. In that, remember that a candidate’s principles are far more important than his or her party affiliation. Vote your Christian convictions rather than party loyalty.

May God bless you and may God bless America.

Ryan Smallwood